Psalms 19

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. Without speech or language, without a sound to be heard, their voice
LXX, Jerome and Syriac; Hebrew their measuring line
has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens He has pitched a tent for the sun
like a bridegroom emerging from his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and runs its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart; the commandments of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true, being altogether righteous. 10  They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. 11  By them indeed Your servant is warned; in keeping them [is] great reward. 12  Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults. 13  Keep Your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless and cleansed of great transgression. 14  May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
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